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The Breakfast Club -- Five high school students, all different stereotypes, meet in detention, where they pour their hearts out to each other, and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought.
The Breakfast Club -- Everybody passes the time in their own way.
The Breakfast Club -- In every brown bag is a sack full of character.
The Breakfast Club -- Everybody gets high and dances around the library.
The Breakfast Club -- Bender accuses Claire of being a virgin and a future fat girl.

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Director:
Writer:
John Hughes (written by)
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Release Date:
15 February 1985 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
They only met once, but it changed their lives forever. See more »
Plot:
Five high school students, all different stereotypes, meet in detention, where they pour their hearts out to each other, and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
1 win See more »
User Reviews:
Classic 80s for all Generations See more (649 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Directed by
John Hughes 
 
Writing credits
John Hughes (written by)

Produced by
Gil Friesen .... executive producer
John Hughes .... producer
Michelle Manning .... co-producer
Andrew Meyer .... executive producer
Ned Tanen .... producer
 
Original Music by
Keith Forsey 
 
Cinematography by
Thomas Del Ruth (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Dede Allen 
 
Casting by
Jackie Burch 
 
Production Design by
John W. Corso 
 
Set Decoration by
Jennifer Polito 
 
Costume Design by
Marilyn Vance 
 
Makeup Department
Ron Walters .... makeup artist
Linle White .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
John C. Chulay .... unit production manager
Adam Fields .... executive in charge of production
Richard Hashimoto .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robert P. Cohen .... first assistant director
James Giovannetti Jr. .... second assistant director (as James R. Giovannetti Jr.)
 
Art Department
Jack M. Marino .... property master (as Jack Marino)
Paul Stanwyck .... head painter: Chicago
Ted Wilson .... carpenter
 
Sound Department
Greg Agalsoff .... boom man
James R. Alexander .... sound mixer (as Jim Alexander)
Charles L. Campbell .... supervising sound editor
Larry Carow .... sound editor
Richard C. Franklin .... sound editor (as Rick Franklin)
Robert L. Hoyt .... supervising re-recording mixer (as Bob Hoyt)
Nicholas Vincent Korda .... adr editor (as Nick Korda)
Daniel J. Leahy .... sound re-recording mixer
Chuck Neely .... assistant sound editor
John Roesch .... foley
Joan Rowe .... foley
Jerry Stanford .... sound editor (as Jerry R. Stanford)
John J. Stephens .... sound re-recording mixer
Greg Orloff .... foley recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
William H. Schirmer .... special effects (as Bill Schirmer)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Art Bartels .... key grip: Chicago
Ben Beaird .... key grip
George Bouillet .... director of photography: Chicago
Danny Buck .... gaffer (as Dan Buck)
Henry M. Lebo .... camera operator (as Henry Lebo)
Gregory Lundsgaard .... panaglide operator (as Greg Lundsgaard)
Kyle T. MacDowell .... electrician
Mike Moyer .... gaffer: Chicago
Mark Simon .... assistant camera operator: Chicago
Kenneth Zunder .... assistant camera operator (as Ken Zunder)
 
Casting Department
David Gonzales .... casting assistant
Janice Papolos .... casting coordinator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Phyllis Corcoran-Woods .... costume assistant
Eddie Marks .... costumer
Christine Zamiara .... costume assistant
 
Editorial Department
Donah Bassett .... negative cutter
Jerrie Fowler .... assistant film editor: Chicago
Nancy Frazen .... assistant film editor
William Goldenberg .... apprentice film editor
Aubrey Head .... color timer
Jim Miller .... associate film editor (as James W. Miller)
John Therieau .... assistant film editor
Scott K. Wallace .... assistant film editor (as Scott Wallace)
 
Music Department
David Anderle .... music supervisor: A & M Films
Gary Chang .... composer: additional music
Keith Forsey .... music supervisor
Carlton Kaller .... assistant music editor (as Carl Kaller)
Ted Whitfield .... music editor
 
Transportation Department
Patrick Nallon .... transportation captain (as Pat Nallon)
 
Other crew
Wayne Fitzgerald .... titles
Bob Forrest .... script supervisor
Al Gomez .... assistant: Michelle Manning
Dorain Grusman .... choreographer
Ross L. Kulma .... first aid
Sly Lovegren .... production coordinator (as Sly Lovgren)
Marty Pessin .... auditor
Fredell Pogodin .... unit publicist
Sam Rath .... production assistant
Kathleen Sacchi .... coordinator: L.A.
Susan Vanderbeek .... production secretary (as Sue Vanderbeck)
Jane Vickerilla .... assistant: Mr. Hughes
Linnea Ebba Wicklund .... production assistant (as Linnea Wicklund)
 
Thanks
Marlene Alexander .... the producers wish to thank: for their generous cooperation in the making of this motion picture
Bobby Richter .... the producers wish to thank: for their generous cooperation in the making of this motion picture
Don Stillwell .... the producers wish to thank: for their generous cooperation in the making of this motion picture
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Breakfast Club" - Japan (English title)
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Runtime:
97 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:18 | Australia:M | Brazil:14 | Canada:PG (Manitoba) | Canada:A (Nova Scotia) | Canada:AA (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) (original rating) | Canada:G (Quebec) (re-rating) (2003) | Finland:K-14 | Iceland:L | Ireland:15 | Netherlands:12 | Norway:16 | Peru:18 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:NC-16 | South Korea:15 | Sweden:11 | UK:15 | USA:R (Certificate No. 27628) | West Germany:12
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Shot entirely in sequence.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: In the end credits, "Illinois Film Commission" is misspelled "Illinois Film Comission."See more »
Quotes:
Brian Johnson:[after Brian explains his F in shop] Did you know without trigonometry, there'd be no engineering?
Bender:Without lamps, there'd be no light.
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Movie Connections:
Featured in The Greatest 80s Movies (2014) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
WaitingSee more »

FAQ

What does Bender's joke mean?
Why are the characters in Saturday detention?
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74 out of 85 people found the following review useful.
Classic 80s for all Generations, 5 December 2004
Author: Shannon from Virginia, USA

Ah the Breakfast Club. Although I am a child of the 80's, I came along at the tail end of Generation X. The cast of The Breakfast Club were actors that I looked up to as a child, and still enjoy as an adult. I remember my own mother was a big fan of this movie, even though she was an adult with children.

Of all the "Brat Pack" movies, this remains my favorite. Even over two decades later, the movie still holds generations of people captive and sends us all into deep thoughts of our own glory days when we thought that life was BS, and that we had it tough. We were just a few years shy of seeing how tough life would be once we escape the protective circus tent known as high school.

Over and over you hear people wishing that a sequel to this film had been made. I am very glad there was not one. Surely we can't imagine this would have been a happily ever after for these characters. They came together one day, but like most high school relationships, all good things must come to an end. The closest thing to a sequel for this movie would be "St. Elmo's Fire" and again.....all good things must come to an end.

One thing that I loved most about this movie was the tell tale showing of intelligence in the least thought of places; the school janitor. The movie portrayed the janitor as being a hell of a lot smarter than the assistant principal. I have found in my life's experience this is quite believable. It's also sad. I believe that those employed by the education system could learn a very important lesson about young adults and the way their minds work. Youth knows when it's elders have forgotten how to see things. Youth knows how to use that against them. The moral is simple; stay young!

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